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Offline Djfan

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #420 on: Oct 18, 2019, 07:02 AM »
I hate those )&#%)#(*% elk!!!!

What the heck does it take to down one????  I have spent six years, countless hours scouting, reading, etc., and too much money to get one.  I swear I am jinxed by the elk gods. 

Anyone have something I can learn from this?  I am besides myself trying to harvest one.  Un-fricken-believable how impossible it is for me to harvest an elk.

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #421 on: Oct 18, 2019, 09:44 AM »
I hate those )&#%)#(*% elk!!!!

What the heck does it take to down one????  I have spent six years, countless hours scouting, reading, etc., and too much money to get one.  I swear I am jinxed by the elk gods. 

Anyone have something I can learn from this?  I am besides myself trying to harvest one.  Un-fricken-believable how impossible it is for me to harvest an elk.

hahaha! Hi DJ I'd be more than happy to give you a few pointers in killing an elk if you'd like to PM me some questions you have. Besides that, a rule I live by (especially during rifle season) is to treat elk like those "dark seekers" in the movie I am legend. Seriously. Once elk feel pressure they hate the daylight. Be hiked in and to your predetermined spot as shooting light arrives. If you start your hunt after shooting light you're already behind the 8 ball. Stay out until you can't see anymore and walk back in the dark. It's amazing how many elk come out of hiding 5 minutes before shooting light ends.
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #422 on: Oct 18, 2019, 10:47 AM »
It took me a few years to get an elk and I grew up in Wy. I would add to what POK3s said hunt where the elk are, not where they were. They move in big circles in most areas not at random. While scouting you should be able to figure the loop out. Most of the time it takes about a week to 10 days. Fresh tracks and scat on the ground it where you should be hunting today. Keep at it after a while it will go off like a light bulb.
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #423 on: Dec 05, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Some nice animals!

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #424 on: Dec 06, 2019, 10:08 AM »
Since my 2019 hunting season is a wrap, here are the highlights!

General tag, archery bull elk. I hunted elk for 10 days before tagging this guy. I first saw him on September 1st and killed him on the 21st. 




I archery antelope hunted opening weekend and screwed up more times than I care to admit but did fill my doe tag.  My girlfriend loves antelope jerky and said we HAD to go back to kill another. We did in late October and during a winter storm warning. I missed this buck the day before and was able to find him again. Negative temps with 40 mph gusts...McKenzi stayed in the truck.





After hunting mule deer hard a few different extended weekends I ventured east to hunt whitetail with my girlfriend. She hates the cold and that morning was 5 degrees with a stiff wind. This is after I missed two different bucks. One was a great 5x5.



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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #425 on: Dec 06, 2019, 03:51 PM »
congratulations Trent- especially on that Bull as he's a big one~~
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #426 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:38 PM »
Way to go what a great season
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #427 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:53 PM »
Nice animals

 



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